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Corrections Officer Andrew Paul Reister | Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, New York Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, New York

Corrections Officer

Andrew Paul Reister

Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 8/7/2008

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to 22 years

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Officer Andrew Reister was choked to death while working at a department-sanctioned off duty job at a local restaurant. Officer Reister confronted an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance inside of the restaurant.

When Officer Reister told the man to stop dancing on a table, the man jumped from the table onto Officer Reister, knocking him down. The man then grabbed Officer Reister around the neck and choked him until he was unconscious.

Officer Reister sustained irreversible brain damage and died as a result two days later. The man who choked him was arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted of first degree manslaughter and sentenced to 22 years.

Officer Reister had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, and two brothers.

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RIP brother. We all miss you and pray for your family.

Sgt. John Kroupa
SCSO
September 2, 2016

 

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